I’ve really missed not having a grill. It’s true I can cook many meats and vegetables on the stove top or oven but somehow it’s not the same. Whether out in the outrageous heat of summer or gloved, hatted, coated and booted in the middle of a snow storm, I love grilling!
My father was the king of the barbecue pit when I was a child and he was the best! I didn’t follow his techniques and methods because I assumed that all men considered grilling “a man’s job” and that my future spouse would step into my father’s shoes/flip flops at the “pit” while I prepared the side dishes, as my mother did. Not. Every family is different. So I taught myself how to grill and developed my own techniques with the help of cookbooks. Since I’m no fire builder, I depend upon gas grills. They’re practically ovens, made familiar by the low to high knobs on the front and the reassuring flame on the bottom.
I like to use oiled grill baskets/pans for veggies. The vegetables, in addition to charring, seem to steam a bit in the baskets. Perfect.
Though I’m not recommending the Weber, because of it’s ridiculous price tag, it works for me.